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on facebook could cost you. get in touch with your inner child. we have a sneak peek at the tooth fairy in the low down. good morning, welcome to fox 45 morning news. welcome to the weekend. today is friday, january 22nd. i'm megan gilliland. patrice harris has the morning off. all of you are waking up to a pleasant surprise this morning. the winter mess we thought could move into our area overnight and into this morning, hasn't been too bad so far. we want to know what you think about this. are you happy that most of our area donald the winter blast or were you, hoping for a long weekend we also want to know what the weather looks like at our facebook fox baltimore or
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send us a tweet at fox baltimore. despite the lack of weather we are seeing in the area here, there are areas that are dealing with issue. there are areas that have a long weekend. allegheny is closed for the weekend. let's check with meteorologist steve fertig because we are not out of the mess yet. you don't want to put your guards down. the western counties we are seeing school closings and you may have heard a little sleet last night overnight. >> yes, i heard it. >> we still have a winter weather advisories for the western counties and to the northern part under the winter weather advisory and so is frederick county as well as allegheny county, that is going to continue for a little while. that is because we may see the upper level low that will follow the surface low that may
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continue to bring in moisture from the east or northeast and allow for a little bit of sleet or even light show as the cold air moves in. i'm going to watch the temperatures very closely. i'm going to see the temperatures to the midwest. certainly through the central counties and the eastern shore, that is where we have plain rain. we could still have cold air move in this morning. don't put your guard completely. things could change and we will let you know if any of that occurs. temperatures above the freezing mark, and certainly well above at salisbury at 41. to the north and west, you see the temperatures cooler, 31 at hagerstown and to the west further, 28 in oakland. that is why our concern in those areas. 38 degrees for the high temperature today, that comes not until 6:00 tonight, so we got time before this cold air continues to move in with moisture, too. let's see what happening on the traffic edge. with kass das dold. >> reporter: thank you,
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receive. a decent ride out there. showing you 695, we show you what it looks like moving through the catonsville region. here it is, a slow start to the morning commute. you could find a slippery ride, but we don't have incidents to report. from 795, to 95, looking at a 12 minute12-minute ride. right now 55 miles per hour with an 11 minute clip. if you are going to head through the city this morning, southbound 95, in the fort mchenry tunnel to the beltway so far in excellent shape, 8 minutes and 55 miles per hour. that is a look at the morning compute, megancommute. megan, over to you. a winter blast turns out to be a winter fizzle so far, but there's sill icy spots across our region this morning. and joel d smith is live at carroll county checking thing out to see what we're waking up
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to there now. good morning, joel, how is it. >> reporter: not bad, megan, the icy spots not here now. there's a little bit of sleet like you are talking about. there was precipitation, it's drying out. the roads have a little bit of something on them, so you know that something happened overnight, but really no problem right now. folks are driving to work right now, maybe give themselves extra time, always a good idea when it's precipitation in the forecast, but this time not a problem at this hour. if you're waking up to us right now and wondering how bad it's going to be, hit snooze, give yourself extra time because you won't need that extra time you built into your schedule to get to work. take a a look. these guys are going at the regular speed, no problem right there. we heard of problems earlier, keep in mind in case the precipitation comes back. we felt a few sprinkles a little bit ago but not nothing special. it could come back, and then we have problems.
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we had a report of because of the ice a car flipped over. in mount area, a car went over an embankment. we are still in the season when if anything comes down, it could be ice and it woul could be the wintery mix. right now if you're on the roads, you're looking prettied y good. we're on route 40 and things here in baltimore things are looking good. back to you, megan. >> thanks, joel, we will keep an eye on how things are shaping up this morning. an a arundel police officer accused of texting. he allegedly exchanged sexually explicit pictures and messages with a 16-year-old girl using his cell phone. investigators discovered the messages after being contacted by the girl's parents who became suspicious she was having sex with him. >> there's an allegation that the defendant obtained a special cell phone for the child to use to communicate with him.
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safalo who is a 27 year-old veteran of the force has been suspended without pay. he has a suspension hearing scheduled for later today. a former teacher at the school where president obama's daughters attend have been charged with sexually abusing a child. montgomery county police say he had a male student over to house, showed that child pornography and touched him inappropriately. peterson is facing charges in queen ann's county where he was the director of the school's camp. peterson was placed on leave before the start of the school year and was eventually let go last week. an update this morning on the victims of a deadly fire in east baltimore. we have now learned the fire took the lives of phyllis ruther, her two granddaughters and her two-year-old great
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granddaughter. it happened after 11:00 on wednesday night in the 1600 block of east oliver street. fire officials believe it started on the first floor but still no word on a cause this morning. >> fire was coming out of the second floor window, out the door, in the back, and smoke all over here, the smoke, right. >> firefighters say the home did not have smoke detectors. a fire killed nine members of that same family back in 1994. a verdict is in this morning in the lawsuit over a child's arrest. 7 years old gerard mogol was pulled off of a dirt bike and placed in handcuffs. his family filed a multi-million dollar suit against police. that case was moved to howard county. while the judge found the casey legal, a jury ruled that the family was not entitled to any damages. >> it's been a long process, and
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you know, there's a lot of hurt feelings behind the case, but again, we are pleased with the jury verdict and we certainly believe that they got it right. >> there was no legal reason for the case to be taken to baltimore city. we have said that from day one, and we consider and continue to emphasize that it was illegal and a wrongful removal to move to case into howard county and deprive this young man and this lady of a jury of baltimore city citizens. >> the family says they will appeal. be careful what you put on the internet or it could cost you. what you say on sites like facebook or twitter could impact your credit. a san francisco based company now monitors what you tweet or post on facebook. it takes that information and complies your likes, dislikes, strengths and weaknesses. credits take that information and decide whether they should give you a loan. new information proposed by two
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senators would prevent certain employers from performing credit checks in certain hiring situations. the bill is sponsored by kaght katherine. they say that many job applicants are being rejected because of their poor credit history during a time when people are having trouble paying their bills because they're out of work. we want to know what you think about this? should potential employers be allowed to check your credit history. we will take your calls at the 7:00 hour. you can go to foxbaltimore.com and tell us what you think. sound off through facebook. send us a tweet through fox baltimore or text your answer to 45203. enter fox 45a for yes or fox 45b for no. coming up summertime is slowly getting closer. that means times out on the water, the boats you could enjoy coming
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sail into the weekend, the baltimore boat show is anchored at the convention center. we have details on the hometown hot spot. good morning, tara, how are you. >> good morning, megan. >> what is going on at the boat show this weekend. >> i can't hear. >> what is going on at the boat show. >> we're here in the baltimore convention center and we're here from now through sunday and we're open today from 11 until 9:00. tomorrow from 10:00 until 9:00,
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and on sunday from 10:00 until 5:00. >> it looks like there's a lot of boats. we will will be checking this morning and let you know what is happening at the convention center. the boat show is at the convention center through sunday. it costs $10 for adults to get in there, and children 15 and younger can get in for free as long as they're with a paying adult. now we are checking the sky watch images out there with a wintery weather advisory. we asked the question before the break, if things are easing up, why do we still have a winter weather advisory? >> it means we are not out of the woods yet. toward frederick, county be washington county, allegheny county, and howard county as well and where we are looking to the west you will see more activity on the sky watch hd radar. take a look when we put things into motion, where he we had
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more sleet indicated by the purple and the pinks that you see. if this is going to be a possible problem for the central counties and north central counties as we move through the morning. as i said, we are not quite done with this, even though it has not been as bad early on where we have plain rain in the d.c. area as you see. baltimore city itself, not too bad. we have had light rain moving through the eastern shore as well, also not too bad at this hour. but is there more on the way? there's a lot more moisture that hasn't moved through here. a surface low that will be developing strength off the carolina coast as it moves out to sea, but before it does, it could bring us cooler air. you see the northerly flow. one thing that it has done is it's kept it to the high pressure to the north to the system to the south meaning it's further south. the temperatures are very important, because where we see temperatures close to freezing, we may be seeing, more rai sleer
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freezing rain. 37 in d.c. 41 in salisbury, where again if anything falls here, it looks like plain rain at this hour. 45 degrees at hagerstown, 28 in oakland, but keep in mind as get more cold air filtering from the north which may continue through the morning. these temperatures drop and then we look at a different situation which looked like no problem this morning, it could become a situation where we have light snow mixing in or sleet as well. high pressure to the north keeping a high pressure center to the south. this one is going to strengthen as an upper level low, is going to move through all clear through the situation. indicates the blue, you see the west to the snow, moving to the south by 1:00 p.m. and most of the system moving off into the atlantic ocean, later today. that brings drier air to the north. before return of maybe rain, only rain sunday night into monday. 42 degrees for the eastern shore, high temperature today, so there, just plain rain,
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15-20-mile-an-hour wind. central counties closer to the freezing mark early or later this morning. 42 degrees, though for the high temperature coming not until 6:00 tonight. so it may turn into plain rain again, but we may get a rain situation that becomes more sleet oriented and back to rain a little bit later into the evening and nighttime, too. 35 degrees for the high temperature, the western part of the state where we get more of the snow or sleep variety. we have had a couple school closings, in fact, allegheny county, we saw one the counties and you will see the bottom of the screen the ticker where there's a lot of school closings as a result. 29 degrees for the low. we see clearing skies by the time we get into the nighttime. northeast wind at 5 to 10 miles an hour. we look at the 38 degrees to come until 5:00 p.m. or so. 35 degrees until then, and 37 at 6:00 p.m. as we see the precipitation taper off in the afternoon hours. 43 degrees tomorrow, looking a whole lot better, mostly sunny. begun and 52 for the sunday and
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monday. , and then 46 for tuesday, 42 for both wednesday and thursday and of course we always want to remind you that fox 45 sky watch weather is at your finger tips. iradar is available at foxbaltimore.com. you can use the fox radar to track incoming storms. the interactive tools will let you know when rain or snow will be over your house. go to foxbaltimore.com and click on iradar. candace dold is looking at the roadway here is the traffic edge. >> reporter: so far so good on the roadways. we are checking in on the average speeds for you and we are liking the numbers. 47 miles per hour on 95 traveling through the whitemarsh area, and look at that, 62 on the beltway moving near harford road. we do have one incident to talk about. it's traffic lights that are flashing in baltimore county. it's on falls road at shawan road not causing any major issues there, but again be aware to slow down through that intersection. as for 83 traveling through the area, not bad, we can show you
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the scene at 695, a picture perfect ride, northbound and southbound lanes all the way down toward the 695 exit. as for the jfx, well cars are traveling at posted speed from the beltway heading into the downtown region. then if you're going to take 95 right at the 395 area, maybe to approach the downtown area that way, well, so far, it's going to be a quiet ride southbound and northbound lanes as well. of course, we do want to check in on 495 at the harbor tunnel moving both on the northbound and southbound lanes, traffic is flowing freely. that is a look at the morning commute. megan, back to you. we are closing in on valentine's day love is in the air and we want to help you celebrate on husband. wedding in a week, sponsored by baltimore.com. and one lucky engaged couple will get an all-expense paid wedding for free. to enter tell us in 100 words or less why you should win.
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stocks dropped sharply thursday other the news that the first jobs shot up. the dow posted losses to close at 10,389. the nasdaq and s&p 500 closed down. goldman sachs posted a huge profit for the quarter almost $5 billion. shares earned $8.203 more than
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wall street analysts expected. earns came as they reduced pay for its employees. they are abolishing the policy of big bonuses for top executives. big banks like golden saks on the cross hairs of washington. obama wants to limit the bank activities, that means no more too big to fail banks. >> never again will the american taxpayer will be held hostage for a bank that is too big to fail. >> reporter: the move is part of the president's refinance effort. in a 5-4 ruling the court says that corporations may money on campaign ads but may not contribute money to candidates. i'm stan case. coming up some people are waking up to icy roads, where you will have trouble getting to
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a shift in power after scott brown wins the senate seat in massachusetts could be more than just a change in par hety. some political analysts say all incumbents could be in danger this coming election. our political commentator armstrong yams join williams, jr the political wrap. >> good morning, armstrong. >> some people are wondering if this is not a switch of policy and a search for change. what do you think? >> megan, when every day americans see banks bailed out, wall street being bailed out. the insurance industry being given caveat or favors, and the bills and the pharmaceutical companies, then they begin to ask the questions when am i going to benefit? when will my life improve? when will i find a job? when will i have the security to
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send my children to school. and then the light clicks on, these guys is all about itself. massachusetts represented as it represented from the american revolution and the tea party, we are going to send the message to the bums, that we are going to throw them. they fought them in new jersey, they fought them in virginia, and they didn't get the message and they fought them in massachusetts. it's not just about the democrats, what they're saying to america, until you do our bidding until you serve our interest and do what is in the best interest, create jobs, we will fire you until we get it right. >> that perception seems to be across the country. pee polled our viewers recently, 93% of them said they wanted to replace all of congress. what do you think means for congress as we head into november and the election? >> healthcare is secrecy. the president is saying is going
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to make sure that the process has integrity and then you change your mind. why would you change your mind if you have nothing to hide? what is it. the american people want transparency in government, they want less government in their lives and want government to work for them. it's good, because we have finally awakened a sleeping giant. the american people are the true bosses of this country. thehire these bums and they can fire these bums. and when i say bums, is the fact that they go in and they betray their trust, they serve themselves, they serve their special interest groups, they are more loyal to the democratic party and the republican party and their interests and the interests of the people. they are sick and tired of it. they won't take it anymore. it's not just the tea party, it's not just independence, and democrats and republicans. what massachusetts symbolized is the feeling of every american in this country. don't you think i won't call that a referendum in massachusetts. don't you think that i won't
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pull that lever for a democrat in texas if that doesn't symbolize something better. i they are willing to do it and they're finally listening. >> we have 10 months until that election, we will see what happens. >> thank you. still ahead rescue workers in haiti are trying everything they can to save lives. >> it's harder when they come in conscious and begging you to save them. there's nothing we can do. >> the mu multiple ways you can help coming up. >> reporter: i'm joel d smith in carroll county where it's not snowing now, it's not raining
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welcome back to fox 45 morning news, i'm megan gill lan. if you thought that you were going to be waking up to messy roads and winter weather this morning, you're probably not at least so far. of the. even though the risk of icy conditions is still looming out there, most of our area was barely hit by a winter blast overnight. we want to know what you think. are you happy that most of our area dodged the winter blast or were you hoping for a long weekend? we want to know what the weather looks like at your neighborhood. you can post your comments at facebook page or you can send us a tweet at fox baltimore. we had one person write in this morning already. i'm happy we missed it. i have to go to work no gnat ter
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what. we understand how that feels. we have school systems that are going to get a long weekend. gal gainallegheny and garrett cy schools are closed today. this guy says he has to go to work no matter what. we know what that feels like. >> yes. the indication of those schools closing in the west, the question means does that means that some the central counties may be affected by the same weather a little bit later? hopefully not. >> hopefully not. >> we had a little bit of sleet in the western counties after midnight, but we thought it would last longer. we're still under a winter weather advisory through howard and montgomery county and frederick and allegheny county, too, where we have seen the school closings to the west. you can see the pink area or purrle area indicating some sleet that has moved through the western part of the state.
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elsewhere, plain rain for now but we could see a little bit of sleet moving into the central counties this morning, and even light snow not out of the question completely. so yes, feel good about the fact that the commute looks pretty good if you're heading out the door in you're in the central counties or eastern shore. keep in mind that the temperatures are dropping a little bit and we might still see slippery conditions later this morning. i'm not saying it's absolute. but it's a possibility and you want to keep it in mind. should top ought 38 degrees but not until 6:00 tonight which means we have the chance for cooler air to move in. that could make for slippery roads still. right now let's see how things are on the roads for candace dold who has the traffic edge who told us earlier not too much of a problem in most places. >> reporter: no, not a bad morning commute. at harford and the drivers are starting to tap their brakes a little bit later this, no problems to report on the entire stretch. from 95 down toward 83 on the outer loop lanes, running normal
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an 11 minute clip at 55 miles per hour. checking in on the west side, well, so far in excellent shape there. 795 toward 95, a 12-minute drive, 52 automobiles per hour. now through the city right now. nothing to complain from the southbound tunnel looking at 55 miles per hour there. that's a look at the morning travels. megan, back over to you. 6:34 on fox 45 morning news. after a snowy wintery we may have finally gotten lucky and dodged the bullet here. not everyone got lucky. there's still slick spots out there that could cause headaches and keep kids home from school. joel d smith is at frederick county and how are things out there. >> reporter: this has happened on friday a lot, i can't count off the top of my head but at least 3 or 4 times. any kind of precipitation is
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happening on friday. everything seems to be thursday into friday and most of the time it has been enough to at least throw us behind schedule, make your commute a little bit longer to work. today not the problem at least at this point. if you're your way to work right now, you're probably traveling as fast as these people are. no problem with the speeds. a little bit of moisture on the ground. that is because there was precipitation on the ground. unfortunately overnight it did slow people. in mount airy we had a car go over an embankment, a flipped car because of the slick roads. keep in mind that it will be cold on the roads we could see icy conditions. we have asked you to write in on facebook what you think today. here is the tweet we got. it says, i'm happy we missed it. i got to work in it if it comes or onto. i can't call off like a lot of
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people can. i promise, i'm not the one who actually wrote that tweet, although i think it applies to a lot of us here as well, megan. obviously, that person has to work, so do i, rain or shine. today it looks like we dodged the first bana badge of precipitation. joel d smith, westminister, fox 45 morning news. an update this morning on the victims of a deadly fire in east baltimore. we have now learned the fire took the lives of phyllis ruther, her two granddaughters and her 2-year-old great granddaughter. it happened after 11:00 on wednesday night in the 1600 block of east oliver street. fire officials believe it started on the first floor there, still no word on a cause this morning. >> smoke was coming out of the second floor window, out the door and the back. there was smoke everywhere. >> firefighters say the home did
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not have smoke detectors. a fire killed nine members of that same family back in 1994. aaa says it thinks speed cameras should only be used when workers are in construction zones. thousands of drivers have received speed camera tickets in work zones since they went into enforcement a few months ago. anyone driving more than 12 miles per hour over the speed limit gets a $40 ticket in the mail. some lawmakers think the cameras should only be a active during hours when workers are in construction workers rather than 24 hours a day. aaa says we support that idea. >> we do not have a problem with automated enforcement, be red light cameras or speed cameras. we want to enchurr that those cameras when they are being used are being used with the interest of motorists, workers and workmen whoever it may be. >> a hearing on the bill will be held next month.
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doctors on board the u.s. ns comfort are doing their part to help earthquake survivors in haiti. the ship left from baltimore last week and it has treated its first patients on wednesday. officials say beds are quickly filling up. all 350 crews are expected to be on board and working by this weekend. that means the medical staff will be able to worku treat up o 1,000 patients at a time. no one knows how long it will take. >> the surgeon general told us we are expected to be here as long as it takes. >> i'm i have five operating rooms working right now with patients who are getting wash outs and amputations and revisions of their amputation. >>when it picks up full speed, its staff can treat 1,000 patients an hour. we will talk to the red
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cross about how you can donate and how long it will take your money to reach the people of haiti. that is coming up later this hour. fox is helping to raise money for haiti. the hope for haiti telethon will air tonight at 8:00 p.m. here on fox 45. all the proceeds will benefit five relief organizations operating in haiti. coming up in tough times we can all use some laughs. the movies you can enjoy with the whole family this weekend. and it's a friday morning, and you would think the roads are already a bit busy this morning. we're checking in on 95 right at 895 merge, and we definitely have a lot of cars that are filling up the lanes. i will
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>>welcome back, 6:41 on a friday morning. we dodged the bullet, right. maybe, we may still have to talk about a little bit of wintery weather coming your way. check it out, winter weather advisory still in effect for 38 later on in the day. frederick county in that and washington and allegheny county, too. where in allegheny county we are seeing school closings as a result of messy weather there. take a look at what we have on our sky watch hd radar. it doesn't look real active for
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the central counties and the eastern shore. back to the west where we are talking about the school closings, there's certainly more activity. you can see the pink or the purple area depending on where you adjusted your weather, where we have the wintery weather in terms of sleet there. around hagerstown, 270 toward 70, you may run into some sleet at that location. closer to 83, plain rain for the time being and down to the south and east, just plain rain even though you don't see it widespread. there's the possibility of more moisture moving through the area and bringing us not just plain rain but also sleet and a little bit of light snow not impossible yet this morning before we move into the afternoon and later part of the day. here is what we have in terms of our future scan model. you see the blue out to the west indicating a better chance of snow, the low pressure center which is the big l, will move out to sea. as the high pressure moves out tomorrow, it will dry us out. more plain rain on the way for
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sunday into monday and that is coming your way then, but for now what we're talking about is the cool air from the north, the high pressure to the north and helping to keep the low pressure center to the south. the low pressure center you see off the carolina coast could be strengthening still. anker levean upper level low wit of here. in the meantime we still have the chance of the upper level low to bring us the chance of sleet or even the light snow bringing in rain in spots. 37 degrees in baltimore and the same for d.c. the same for salisbury where it's less of a concern. back to the north and west, the best chance for the wintery type precipitation still lies. just plain rain for you, because of the milder air, 15-20-mile-an-hour winds, however, central part of the state getting up to 42 degrees later in the day, actually that should be cooler than that at 37 degrees, and back to the west, we will see temperatures here getting up to about
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35 degrees for the high with a northeast wind at 5-10, and again, those high temperatures, not coming until 6:00 tonight, so there's still time for the cold air to work in here. 29 degrees for the overnight low tonight with partly cloudy skies then. 38 today, looking a whole lot better tomorrow. not much warmer, 43 but more sunshine, sunny but chilly and 51 with rain overnight monday sy into monday. 43 degrees on both wednesday and thursday. skyfox 45 weather is available at your finger tips. i-vadiradar is available at foxbaltimore.com. the interactive tools will let you see where rain and snow will be over your house. go to foxbaltimore.com and click on iradar. now candace dold will be back with a look at the traffic edge. >> reporter: we are starting to see a lot of cars that are filtering in on the roadways, but so far the speeds are holding their own. it's at 48 miles per hour on the beltway traveling through catonsville and at 57 near security boulevard on the west
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side. we do need to talk about an incident, though in baltimore county. we do have some traffic lights that are actually flash on falls road right at shawan road. that is right near the old john's brown store there. be aware that's going to be the incident but no significant delays as a result of that one. as far as 83 moving through the area above 695, we want to show you that scene. here it is, you can see a lot of cars are starting to congregate there especially on the southbound lanes heading toward the 695 exit. on the beltway, moving right at har toureharford road checking t scene, there it is, can you see you will have a lot of company, seeing a few brake lights there and unfortunately that is the deal the way down toward towson region. it's quickly picking up there as well. 95 is going to be incident free and that is going to be the same deal heading all the way down toward howard county. that's a look at the morning commute, megan, back over to you. thank you, candace. coming up job hunters hit
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more hurdles in tough times. how a bad credit history could keep you from getting a job and what is being done about it. harder when they come in conscious and begging you to save them and there's nothing we can do. >> and doctors continue to help anyone they can at haiti. how you and the red cross say you can all help. that is c
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new this morning, an you know arundel police lieutenant accused of sex tenting is facing charges. he allegedly exchanged explis itpictures and messages with a 16-year-old girl. the investigators discovered the messages after being contacted by the parent who became suspicious that she was having
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sex with him. he has a a hearing later today. the group will discuss legislative changes surrounding a slot location at western maryland. developers had submitted a proposal to put machines there but it was rejected after they failed to pay the required licensing fees. senate president mike miller is hoping to get recommendations for moving forward with the slot site in baltimore. so far just three out of the five slot licenses have been awarded throughout the state. the american red cross works feverishly to help the victims of haiti. some volunteers are there amidst the rubble trying to save lives. others are here in the united states hoping their hearts and wallets for desaster relief. the spoke mans with the american red cross is here to talk with us today. good morning. >> good morning. >> how are you? >> it's a touchy subject.
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so many people want to help. the american red cross is making it possible to help. what are you doing? >> help is already on the ground in haiti. right now the red cross is focusing on medical supplies, food, water, sanitation so people have clean water to drink and shelter for people, just the essentials. we have seen an amazing out pouring of help from the people here in central maryland. >> a lot of support. should you be sending water, food or money. what is the best thing. >> right now the best way you can help the people of haiti is by donating money to organizations like the red cross. the reason is the help gets there faster. it allows the experts who are on the ground to determine the needs who are there from day-to-day and get the resources to help. >> you and i have been talking about how fast the process has been moving. a lot of donations that have recently been given are in haiti already so you know that the money is on being used and
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effective. >> dozens of teams are on the ground already and we are hearing stories how the food and water are getting into the hands of the people so your money is helping. >> people who treat it. >> and every dollar that you donate goes to the people of haiti. >> let's talk about how people can get the money to you. you know you're doing the mobile texting, tell us about that? >> it's been a new development, people can text the word to haiti, 29099, and a $10 do nation gets applied to their credit card. that money goes to the red cross and to help the people of haiti. >> it examine -- they can get in contact with you. >> they can call the red cross. visit our website, and make a contribution online to help. >> very good, thank you so much, hopefully that inspires people to give to those who need it right now. >> we are grateful for every
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donation we receive, thank you. healthcare he reform gets rs thrown a curve wall. we ask chris wallace if the massachusetts election could tear the democratic party apart? and believe it or not, that tooth fairy was the rock. the move hey i movie is openingn
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>> he began his career beating people up, but now the rock has found his niche in family friendly films. when a hockey player crushes the dreams of little fans, karma gets even and he is sent into a week of being the real tooth fairy. >> i'm the tooth fairy. >> the movie is rated pg. fans packed threaters to remember the king of pop with the documentary this is it in 2009. now the interviews, he rehearsals and back stage footage of michael jackson are coming to dvd. we will talk about it next time. that's the low down, megan? >> i know that "the tooth fairy" movie with the rock is for kids but i think it's funny. you talk to him in the 8:00 hour. >> i did talk to him. i think this is cute.
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you think it's cute. i have talked to several men around the building and they even like the story line. it's for kids, but who knows. i think one could do pretty well. the rock in silk pajamas trying to make a comedy, please. >> it's worth checking out. coming up in the 7:00 hour, there's still football tailgating left this season. >> honey i'm going to go with a little vinegar. >> the clever cleaver brothers have your last tailgating recipe of the season. some people are waking up to icy roads, where you will have trouble getting to work some people don't notice the difference
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january 22nd. i'm megan gilliland. patrice harris has the morning off. for all of you, we're waking up to a very pleasant surprise this morning. while the threat of those icy conditions is still looming out there, the winter mess that we thought could move into our area overnight and even into this morning has not been too bad so far. we want to know what you think. are you happy that most of our area dodged the winter blast this time around or were you hoping for a long weekend? we want to know what the weather looks like in your neighborhood. do you see the slush out there. do you see any rain or sleet. you can post your comments on our facebook page. or you can send us a tweet at fox baltimore a few school systems are going to get a long weekend even though allegheny, and garrett county schools are closed today. so go back to bed, enjoy it, 3 day weekend for you guys. meteorologist steve fertig is here to tell us what we can expect today. we are talking that we're not out of the woods yet. are we still looking at possible
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weather? you may be surprised that we haven't seen it and you may be surprised that we might. we are not completely out of the woods yet. we will see a chance for wintery weather in the way of sleet or snow. we are not out of the winter weather advisory and further points west, actually baltimore county now has been removed. carroll county, frederick county and washington as well as allegheny county also in the mix and howard and montgomery county also in the winter weather advisory for this morning and into the afternoon. you do see the you purple out to the western part of the state where we had sleet moving in. that is where we had the school closings. the rest of us it has been plain rain for now. a lot of that activity is beginning to move further east creeping along here. it has been, maybe a surprise to see it this morning. guess, what you may be surprised again as the temperatures may take a dip still in some locations. the baltimore temperature just went up a degree and that is
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good news for it not turning into sleet in that part of the state. hagerstown still at 39, and there's still the risk. that is probable hel probably ws county has been moved out of that. let's see what is happening on the roadways with candace dold. she is here with the track edge. >> reporter: thank you, steve. not too much to complain about on this friday morning. as you head out there, will you find an incident in baltimore county, traffic lights that are malfunctioning on falls road at shawan road. it's by the kass casa mia but o significant delays. as far as 83 moving through the area, we want to show you what that looks like north of 695, here it is getting a bit busy but no complaints there either the northbound or southbound stretch down toward the beltway. once you hit the beltway, we're checking in on the outer loop lanes from 83 up toward 795, just an 8-minute drive at a nice and calm 54 miles per hour.
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and then from 795 down toward 95, the entire west side stretch, so far so good, 12 minutes, 53 miles per hour there. that's a look at your morning commute, megan, back over to you inside thank youyou. , thank you, candace. a winter blast turns out to be a bit of you a winter fizzle so far. we are still dealing with some wet spots and joel d smith is keeping an eye on the conditions. how are things out there? >> reporter: you might have a bit of icy precipitation, the stuff that froze on your car to deal with. we are seeing some the cars stopping on the gas station have ice on the top of their hood, but that is about it. as for the roads right now, looking real good. folks are driving quickly behind us, maybe the normal quick pace to work. that is all they have to deal with. some the roads are drying up completely. we hear that there could be more precipitation coming this way.
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overnight it was icy in some parts of carroll county on route 75 and stem road, a flipped car because of ice. that is the reason it happened. and over in mount airy, a car went over an embankment because of the icy conditions. it can get icy real quick out here. keep that in mind if wet stuff comes again in any form. he we wanted to ask the people what do you think about the lack of snow. the lack of win a at of wintery. this is what it said to katrina chambers. i could have used a long weekend, it's been a rough week, but oh, well off to work. one person works in the school system happy that they're not losing another day, because sometimes those days have to trickle into the late spring and summer when they have to make them up. i also talked to somebody who got a few kids, if i was off work, we could play. if it was snow, it would be
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great. the kids love the snow. there's always two sides to the story. we will hear from the folks. if you want to vent a little bit go to the facebook page or tweet. tell us what you think about the lack of snow this time on one of those thursdays into friday. he we will look your comments and share them shortly. for now, enjoy your ride to work on a friday here at westminister. i'm joel d smith, fox 45 morning news. a verdict is in over the lawsuit over a child's arrest 7-year-old gerard was placed in handcuffs back in 2007. his family filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against baltimore city police for that incident. the case was moved to howard county. while a judge found the arrestee legal, a jury ruled the family was not entitled to any damages. the fam hely say family says thl appeal.
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>> a community leader who says he was arrested after trying to help police catch a criminal no longer faces charges. prosecutors dropped the charges against 33-year-old chris taylor because his citation was written up incorrectly. the president of the union square community association was arrested back in december for interfering with a police investigation. taylor allegedly called police after a young girl showed up outside of his door and reported asexual assault. when officers showed up taylor refused to go back inside of his home. new legislation proposed by two maryland senators would prevent a potential employer from performing credit checks in certain hiring situations. the bill is being sponsored by katherine, baltimore city senator and mike lenit who represents baltimore county. they say many job applicants are being rejected because of a poor credit history during a time when people are having trouble paying their bills because they are out of work. we want to know what you think
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about this. should potential employers be allowed to correct your credit history. it's the question of the day. you we wilwe will be taking yous later this hour. send us a tweet at fox baltimore or text your answer to 45203. text fox 45a for yes, or fox 45b for no. found out how many merchants will be at this weekend's baltimore boat show. a winter weather advisory for baltimore county has been remove
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sailing into town. tara davis is at the baltimore boat show to tell us what they have. there's a lot of shows mind you, -- behind you, tell us what we can see there. >> we have hundreds of boats here at the boat show. it's a one stop shopping. come and compare whether it's a first time shopping and we have a new boat. >> we know there's tough times right now, are there good deals being offered on these boats? >> absolutely. we have an affordability pavilion, we have a line up of boats that are available for under $250 so it's more affordable than ever. >> this is a family event? >> we have a kid boating area where kids can peddle around a pond. the national aquarium is here with fun activity for the kids. >> that sounds like fun to me,
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tara. thank you so much. we will check with you later and find out what else we can do this weekend. national boat show is at the convention center. it costs $15, and the children get in for free as long as they're with a paying adult. boating and the winter weather advisory not two phrases you hear close together but that is what we got. in carroll county, we have the winter weather advisory and further points west from there it looks like frederick county and washington and allegheny county. baltimore county has no longer, is no longer in the winter weather advisory area. it's been removed because the temperatures are beginning to climb a tad there. you see 38 degrees in baltimore. that's up a degree and that has given more confidence to the fact that anything that falls there if it does, would be plain rain. meanwhile, 35, still closed, there's pockets of temperatures
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near freezing. the possibility of more sleet or light know is possible for later this morning. 28 degrees in oakland. you see a 40-degree reading in baltimore where -- or in salisbury where anything that does fall will be in plain rain. we are getting the northerly flow of high pressure, the high pressure keeping the system at bay to the south for the most part that helps to diminish the results of that storm system affecting us. we are still getting the winds that could help to make it feel chillier as well. keep that in mind as well this morning. the hd radar, one of the things you see the concentration of points further west, that is where we see the purples that resulted in the school closures. allegany county one of them, you can he see it's certainl see it. and hagueer hagueers county tran that direction. and i wouldn't say that we're totally out of woods though we
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are certainly looking better for the central counties and the eastern shore where it's been plain rain this morning. as far as what we have in terms of the surface features. high pressure to the north, the low pressure center the upper level low to the west and feeding a system off the carolina coast, the surface low strengthening some. is still staying to the south enough and it's helping matters some. we do still stand the chance of a little bit of a wintery mix for the western counties and parts of the north central counties, although as baltimore county under the winter weather advisory. it all dries out behind the system as we get into the saturday and not until sunday night do we see the next chance of plain rain there. for today the eastern shore, with plain rain if we see any at all. so milder there, central part of the state, climbing to 38 but not getting until 6:00 p.m. this evening. we still may see cooler air work in some parts of the northern and summarily counties, a 10-20-mile-an-hour wind. let's not say plain rain from here, there could be sleet there
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and certainly sleet and plain snow where we so the western counties cooler temperatures and 35 for the high there. 35 for the overnight low and better tomorrow, 43 but definitely sunnier. that is better with regard to the sky conditions. overnight sunday into monday and 52 for the monday. 46 for tuesday and then 42 for both wednesday, and thursday. and once again, fox 45 sky watch weather is at your finger tips. iradar is available at foxbaltimore.com. you can use fox 45's powerful doppler radar for incoming storms. you can go to foxbaltimore.com and click on iradar. candace dold is back now with a look at traffic edge. >> reporter: thank you, steve. it's a great friday morning if you are heading out and hitting the roadways. we're checking in on the average speeds and loving those numbers. right now at 47 miles per hour on 95 traveling through whitemarsh and at 64 right near the 395 exit.
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as for the trek near the airport at 67 miles per hour, a little over the speed limit there. so all in all not bad on that stretch. we want to show you what it looks like on 83, we do have some debris on the northbound lanes. that is right at belfast road. it's actually some yard equipment. so just be careful if you're traveling on the northbound stretch. as far as 83 right near mount caramel road, here it is, it is very light activity there northbound and southbound lanes making the approach down toward hunt valley. and speaking of the hunt valley area, we do have traffic lights that are malfunctioning on shawan road near the casa mia at the john browns store. use extra caution when traveling through that intersection there. as for 83, north of 695, the northbound and southbound lanes have been relatively quiet still running reasonabl reasonably esn the southbound stretch. a calm ride on the top end of the beltway moving through pikesville down toward 795.
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let's check in at liberty road and show you that scene. definitely getting pretty busy there. a lot of cars congregating inner ♪ spread a little love today ♪ spread a little love my way ♪ spread a little somethin' to remember ♪ ♪ ♪ spread a little joy and see ♪ need a little happiness to be ♪ ♪ living the life with me ♪ ♪ spread a little joy and see
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♪ need a little happiness to be ♪ ♪ living the life with me ♪ new this morning, the maryland slots commission has a meeting scheduled later today in annapolis. the group will discuss legislative changes surrounding a potential slots parlor location at rocky gap state park
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in western maryland. the developers had submitted a proposal to put machines there, but it was rejected after they failed to pay the required licensing fees. senate president mike miller is also hoping to get recommendations for moving forward with a slots site here in baltimore. president obama put a strong focus on the economy this week, but is it too late to win back the confidence in his admnistration? this week marked one year since he took office an anniversary clouded by that includingish economy and the slow-moving effort to renor reform healthca. in the tuesday's massachusetts senate race was seen as many as a big blow to the white house agenda and as a bruising rejection by voters. the president has a lot on his plate and that means getting ready for the next week's state of the union address. samantha hayes is live at washington to w a loo with a loe president's mounting agenda.
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>> you said it all. the president has a lot on his to do list. today he is refocusing on the economy, taking his message outside of washington into ohio. >> i barack obama. >> reporter: one year after being sworn into office, president barack obama struck ss with the same problem, the economy. he is prepared to take his job creation message to ohio a state hit hard by the recession. healthcare reform took a major below on tuesday with -- blow on tuesday with the election in massachusetts of republican scott brown effectively ending the democrat 60 seat majority needed to overcome a republican filibuster. >> in bill is dead. republicans are not going to work off of this monstrosity. >> reporter: mr. obama has pushed them to pull ahead on the core elements of the legislation
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that may still have support. >> we're not in a big rush. we are looking at what our possibilities are, see what the support -- we have to always go where we can build consensus. >> reporter: meantime the white house defended the president's to do list. >> the president has -- continues to have a very full plate, financial reform is something he talked about. getting our economy back on that firmer foundation, dealing with a rack and afganistan, the problems of terror, so there's plenty of work for the president to do in the time being. >> reporter: attention will be paid to the president's remarks today in ohio for an indication of what he might talk about next week in the state of the union address. i'm samantha hayes, back to you. samantha you said that the president is headed to ohio, a state had a has been especially hit by the economy. what he is expected to say
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there. >> reporter: megan, he is going to be in a small town west of cleveland. he is going to be touring a plant there that makes wind mills. he is also going to be holding a town hall and i believe talking on a college campus. his message about the economy, we understand is going to be different from what we have heard before, perhaps a preview of what we might hear in his state of the union address. the message that the massachusetts race sent, according to many analysts and, of course people in here in washington was that voters are upset about the economy and that president obama hasn't paid enough attention to that. the stimulus package hasn't provided the jobs that he promised. so looking today to see more direct answer to that crticism. >> samantha, thank you very much. later on fox 45 morning news, are your social networking habits affecting your credit scores? how posting on facebook twitter
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affect your credit score. how democrats could still trapped in the trance of their shopping routine,
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>>leaving the scene of a desaster. hundreds of thousands of displaced residents wil are in e haitian capital among concerns. >> reporter: thousands of haitians left homeless by the earthquake will be moved to a settlement camp outside of the capitol. the goal is to get the people on buses in 10 days bringing them to cleaner, safer conditions.
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finding more victims buried under the rubble seems unlikely. >> no one is alive right now. >> we discovered two bodies and we know there's still two others, but we don't know the specific place where they're lying. >> dealing with the thousands of injured has been a near impossible task for medical teams, but in all the grief and despair there's still reason for hope. >> she has been critical, but she is starting to feel better. she started to dream again about good things which is very interesting. this morning she was asking for new dresses. >> more than 1 million rations of food have been delivered to the haitian people. president clinton likes what he is seeing. >> really encouraged the way the un and the united states and the government haiti have begun working together on the ground. >> reporter: close to $1 billion in aid has been
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pledged to help haiti, including $170 million from the u.s. in port-au-prince, foxwell. they are looking at passing a scaled back medical bill. this comes after scott brown won the massachusetts race killing the democrat majority. good morning, chris, how are you? >> i'm great. >> there are democratic leaders who are upset with this. they think that the president should continue to push forward. do you think this decision will divide the party even more. >> it's a question of practical politics. you have got to have the votes. 60 votes in the senate, they don't have that anymore, they got 59. it's not clear exactly what they're going to do, but there certainly is a split of smo thee more moderate democrats they are
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saying getting some incremental. the left wing of the democratic base says the problem is we didn't go far enough. i don't see where the votes are to pass that particularly in the senate. >> we have seen a lot of changes both the house and the senate version now different versions. if they're scaling back this could be a different healthcare reform than what we thought in the beginning. what do you see here? >> well, i think the chances are, you are going to get a scaled back bill. and to a certain degree the president, the white house, vowing the political reality. the president said maybe we could could coa less around the things that they can agree on. they there's a lot of things they can, insurance companies. dropping people with preexisting conditions. modest extension of coverage, not to 30 million but to 5 or 10
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or 15 million people. i think it's important that the democrats having spent almost a year on this now, they don't go to the 2010 election with nothing. i think there's a feeling in the democratic party, we have to have something to show for all of this effort or it's going to be a really tough case for us to make come next november. >> chris, thank you. you can see fox
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well and back to fox 45 morning news. i'm megan gilliland. if you thought that you would be waking up to messy roads and
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winter weather this morning, you are probably not at least so far. even though the risk of the icy conditions is still looming out there, most of our area was barely hit by the winter blast last night. trina wrote on our facebook, i'm happy we didn't get winter weather. is it spring yet? >> i think that we have 8 weeks left. were you hoping for a long weekend? we want to know what the weather looks like in your neighborhood? do you see the snow, sleet or snow in your neck of the woods? you can post your comment at faceboofacebook.com/baltimore. a few school systems are going to get a long weekend. allegheny and garrett county schools are going to be closed today so we are dealing with wintery conditions in some of our region. and meteorologist steve fertig is here.
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i do not want be a nervous nellie, the thing is there's activity to the west. there's a chance for sleet to mix in. >> that could make the roads dangerous. >> not on over blow things bigger than it is, but the central countiesin counties loor than they should. carroll county still under the winter weather advisory, and howard and montgomery, and allegheny county where we have seen school closings in the western part of the state. there's a chance for wintery weather, as far as sleet mixing in. we are seeing that in the sky hd radar in the purple. temperatures have increased in the central part of the state so that has been helpful and has allowed for baltimore county to remove from the winter weather advisory. there's enough moisture, transferring energy to the cove allow and -- coastal low and that means still a chance for the temperatures to drop in. there's a degree higher on
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hagerstown. that may mean that the light at the end of the tunnel is there. western counties still has a reason to be a little bit concerned this morning about the frozen roadways. 38 is where we're headed pretty much where we are. not going to see much of a change temperature wise. look for spots that could be more slippery than others. be careful even if it's slipper reright now. here is candace dold. >> reporter: we have information talk about in baltimore county. there's a gas main leak that completely shuts town hilton street. we will continue to keep you up-to-date that on this, but for now the intersection will be completely blocked. 95 at the fort mchenry tunnel, feeding into the downtown region so far it's incident free but we have a good crowd there especially on the southbound lanes approaching the toll plaza and eventually heading toward the tubes. as far as the stretch on the southbound lanes heading from
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fort mchenry tunnel all the way down toward the beltway, looking at an 8-minute drive, gower miles per hour, aware, though that volume is increasing the a decent way on the beltway from 95 up toward 83, not a bad way to kickoff of the weekend, 13 minutes at 46 miles per hour. that's a look at the morning commute, megan, back over to you. thank you, candace. 7:35 on fox 45 morning news. after a snowy winter so far, we may have gotten lucky and dodged the bullet. not everyone is so lucky. there's still slick spots out there throughout the region that could cost you sometime this morning and cost you some headaches as you go to school or go to work. joel d smith is live in carroll county with a look at how things are shaping out there. joel, it has been pretty good so far. >> reporter: i think for everyone who is traveling the roads right now they're in good shape. we're out here in westminister and out here on route 140, it's known as baltimore boulevard. we are near the wal-mart out here westminister crossing.
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really this road is almost dry at this point. it's just wet, not icy. the most ice you have seen has been on the cars that people have to clean themselves off a little bit before they get out. let's take a look right now. this is what traffic looks like in the morning. though delays. overnight we heard of delays, a flipped vehicle and mount airy, a car went over the embankment. we have been asking you all morning long on the twitter and face book page. what do you think of the fact that we missed all of the winter weather? q arks mi forgot to study for mid terms. >> i'm fine with t but the kids are pretty disappointed. that is what they are saying, we talked to some folks out here. >> not glad, i got three little kids of my own. they love the snow and the weekends my wife has off. the snow on the weekends is fun.
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>> happy, they didn't lose another day of the school which is a good thing. it would run into the spring. >> reporter: yeah, so that gentleman, you know, he has had enough days off already. he is an administrator in a school on so he doesn't want the days lingering into the school year when he want to get started with the summer break. we want to know what you think? we will have a couple of more times seen out here. let us know at our facebook and twitter and send us a tweet. basically an easy day to get to work but maybe a day you were hoping to have off. i'm joel d smith, fox 45 morning news. an arundel county lieutenant, accused of sexting is now facing federal charges. he exchanged sexually explicit pictures and messages with a 16-year-old girl using his cell
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phone. investigators discovered those messages after being contacted by the girl's parents who became suspicious she was having sex with him. >> there was an allegation that the defendant obtained a special cell phone for the child to use to communicate with him. >> saphala who is a sweven-year-old veteran of the force has been suspend without pay. he has a detention hearing scheduled later today. an update this morning on the victims of a deadly fire in east baltimore. we have learned the fire took the lives of phyllis rouser, her two granddaughters and her 2-year-old great granddaughter. it happened after 11:00 on wednesday night in the 1600 block of east oliver street. fire officials believe it started on the first floor there. still no word on a cause this morning. listen, i know fire was coming out of the second floor window, out the door, in the back, and smoke all over.
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there was smoke, right? >> firefighters say the home did not have smoke detectors. a fire killed nine members of that same family back in 1994. be careful when you put on the internet or it could cost you. what you say on sites like facebook and twitter could now impact your credit. a san francisco-based company now monitors what you tweet or what you post on facebook. it then takes that information and compiles your likes, your dislikes, strengthses and weaknesses, creditors use that information to decide if they should give you a loan. new legislation proposed by two maryland senators would prevent potential employers to check credit in certain hiring situations. they say many job applicants are being rejected because of their poor credit history during a time when people have trouble paying their bills because they
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are out of work. we want to know what you think about all of this. should potential employers be allowed to check your credit history. it's the question of the day. our phone lines are open now. give us a call. the phone number is (410)481-4545. you can go to fox 45.com and -- foxbaltimore.com and tell us what you think or sound off through facebook tend us a tweet at fox baltimore, or you can send us a text at 45203, just enter fox 45a for yes, or fox 45b for no. coming up pull some pork out of the freezer. >> see how the clever cleaver brothers are serving it up this week. it's a friday morning and that usually means a hectic ride out there, but not too many complaints on 95, just a lot of cars traveling at route 100 through howard county. ay smooth ride there, but what about the other main deep restful sleep all night.
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morning early birds. unisom. good night. good morning.
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fox 45, wedding wire.com and the baltimore bridal show is back. one lucky engaged couple will get an all-expense paid wedding for free. now to enter tell us in 100 words or less why you should win. send your entry to wedding in a week 2000, west 41st street, baltimore 21211. you can also read the official rules there. remember to include a photo with your entry. you can get ideas for your special day at the baltimore bridal show. it's february 6th and 7th at the baltimore convention center. it's 7:43 right now on what could have been a messy start to your friday. for some of you in the western counties it has been. we do have a winter weather advisory starting out there for many counties out further points south and east. earlier baltimore county was in the advisory area. it has been removed with temperatures beginning to climb a little bit.
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carroll county, and howard and montgomery county, all in the winter weather advisory. there's still a potential for icy conditions there. take a look at the sky watch hd radar, you see the concentration of rain further points west. that is where the snow, that is on the future scan model, but with the low pressure center moving off to the north and east, it should be shaping off later as we move to the later part of the morning. and as it does, you will start to see us threarg ou clearing oy 1:00 this afternoon. it turns mainly clear overnight and mainly sunny for tomorrow once the low pressure center moves out of here and we get the high pressure to move in from the north. it's the high pressure to the north that has allowed for the cooler air to move in. we are starting to get cool irair moving from the south. the high is keeping it to the south. the frontal boundary that brings
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us precipitation doesn't happen until sunday into monday when we see plain rain. the set up has been high pressure to the north keeping the low pressure center to the south as it moves west to east. we thought that would be the case. we thought we would get warmer to filter through the middle layers. with the precipitation we would see some sleet. we have, but it's been confined more to the western counties. nevertheless, this low is going to stren strengthen as it moves offshore. there's still the chance we get some cooler temperatures to feed in and some moisture, too. that could produce, still wintery weather for the counties in the winter weather advisory areas. 38 degrees, the temperatures climb a degree in baltimore, moving in the right direction. 36 in hagerstown where it's gone up a degree. there's surrounding areas, in carroll county where we have frozen temperatures, 32 and below. that means we are still a little bit keeping our eyes on things, a little bit cautious because of the chance still a little sleet working in there.
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42 degrees for the eastern shore where it will remain plain rain if we see precipitation. central part of the state where temperatures will be around 38 degrees. we could still waiver in the outlying areas where there could be sleet working into spots like we had overnight last night. i wouldn't rule it out completely. it's becoming less likely now. as further points west we go, the better chance of seeing problems with sleet and even light snow that has resulted in school closings, in fact, allegheny county, you can check on the bottom of the screen the ticker for that. it turns partly cloudy. as we move through the day, the temperatures won't budge a whole lot. we will see the temperatures staying in the mid-to upper 30s throughout the day. we will see the skies clear out later on into the nighttime. for the time being, be cautious to the west and to the east. be aware there could be a bit of a change for this morning before we dry out in the afternoon, 38 for the high. tomorrow nicely drying out for sunshine.
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51 on sunday, and rainshowers overnight sunday into monday. 46 for your tuesday, and 42 for wednesday and thursday. we want to check out the roadways once again. candace dold is here with the traffic edge. it could have been a lot worse. >> reporter: it definitely could have. for a friday morning we're not dealing with a bad commute out there. checking on the main lines, traveling outer loop of the beltway, 55 miles per hour moving through catonsville. things are looking a-okay there and 56 at security boulevard. all in all that stretch isn't bad. we do have an incident that we need to tell you about in baltimore right now. there's a gas main leak completely shutting downhill ton street. it's near the heritage united church of christ if you are traveling through the area. you will want to use dukeland street as an alternate. 95, right at 395, showing you that what it looks like in the m&t bank stadium, here it is,
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favorable conditions the southbound lanes and northbound stretch up toward rosedale. farther up, moving near whitemarsh boulevard, that is usually a dreaded spot. what does it look right now? checking in on the southbound lanes, it's going to be a steady but heavy ride there both directions actually. once you approach the beltway at pulaski highway, we can show you that scene. it's been nice and quiet this morning. that continues to be the case. those lanes are wide open in both directions of that's a look at your morning commute, megan, back over to you. thank you, candace. still ahead two state lawmakers propose new legislation that would protect the unemployed by preventing potential employers from checking their credit history. we want to know what you think about. should potential employers be allowed to check your credit history before they hire you? that's the question of the day. our phone lines are open right now. give us a call (410)481-4
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two maryland lawmakers want to prevent potential employers from doing credit history checks. they say it's needed because a lot of people looking for employment are out of work and they have trouble paying their bills. many applicants are being rejected because of a poor credit history. that brings us to the question of the day. should potential employers be allowed to check your credit history? we have ares from essex. good morning. >>how are you? >> i'm doing well. what do you think, should they be allowed to check your credit histo re? >> why not. >> a lot of people especially what we're going through in our companies, a lot of companies are letting people go. the thing is that -- excuse me.
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something is in my throat. the problem is that people are trying to pay their bills. they can't pay their bills. >> it's tough times. thank you for weighing in this morning. >> we have denise from dundalk, what do you think? >> i don't think that they should do a credit check on future employees. >> why are you saying that? a lot of people are saying that it's violating their privacy and how are they supposed to get out of debt if they can't get a job. >> that's how i feel. if you're in need of a job, then your credit history where it's good for bad. you're looking for a job, you're a good person, you maybe down on your luck once or twice, i don't think it's fair. >> denise, thank you. >> pam from queen ann's is on the phone. pam, how are you? >> how are you. >> i'm good. >> what do you think about the credit checking? >> i'm against it.
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>>that's what a lot of people are feeling. what are your thoughts? >> i think a lot of people are having problems and have blemishes on their credit. it should not be held against them. i feel it's none of the business' problems. you know. it's non-o none of their busine. >> we have been getting a lot of responses online. trina wrote in on facebook. as an employer it would matter to me if my employers have access to my financial information. i need to be able to trust a bookkeeper with my money. >> employers should not look at credit as part of the hiring process. you need money to pay bills and without jobs how is that possible? that's what a lot of folks are saying out here this morning. we got a response on twitter page. one responder said no, because some people's credit may suffer due to being unemployed. thank you for weighing in this
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morning. we appreciate hearing your opinions. later on fox 45 morning news, you probable hely know him as the rock, but this weekend, dwayne johnson is hitting threaters as the tooth ferry. fairy, how the former wrestler landed this role? >> but next up serve up a sandwich while you watch football. stay
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the clfer cleaver brothers are rolling out their recipe for the tailgating season. learn how to make their grill out pork on a kaiser roll. >> we're on a roll today withedh
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today's dish. >> we call it roll out pork on a kaiser roll. >> it's a great sand whir. >> sandwich. >> i'm going to start with a little bit of honey. >> i'm going to go with a little bit of vinegar. put that in there. >> i'm going to go with mustard and a little bit of olive oil. nice. i'm going with some garlic. in fresh mint. put that in. the sauce is done. one more ingredient. i'm going to go with pepper flakes. the red monkey pepper flakes, in fact. they're all organic. >> we have tender loins and trimmed off the fat that is sometimes on it. those are going to go into a bag. put that into the receivable plastic bag. we put it in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight works very well.
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>> we put the tender loin until it's cooked through, pink on the inside and then we slice it. then i'm going to make a sauce with a sandwich. >> i'm going to go with equal amounts of catsup. >> i'm going to go with cholula sauce. they call this one the favorable fire! >> we are going to he go with the parsly at the end. while i do that, why don't we start building that up. >> we put some sauce on each of the pieces. >> shredded lettuce. >> and nice pieces of pork. look at that. that's a big sandwich. >> and you want to top it. there you have, folks, roll pork out on a kaiser roll. for today's recipe go to
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next on fox 45 morning news. dodging a winter blast, where you are and aren't waking up to a wintery mess. when there's a spotlight on you, it will follow you on places where there's not a spotlight. >> hope for haiti. we have get a preview for tonight's telethon on fox. get in touch with your inner child. we have a sneak peek at the tooth fairy in the low down. good morning. welcome to fox 45 morning news on this friday morning.
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today it's january 22nd. i'm megan gilliland. you're waking up to a pleasant surprise this morning. that threat of all the icy conditions are still looming out there, but the winter mess we thought could move into our area night and into this morning hasn't been too bad so far. we want to know what you think about all of this? are you happy that most of our region donald the winter blast or were you hoping for a long weekend? we want to know what the weather looks like in your neighborhood? are you seeing any of the wintery mess in your neighborhood? post your response at face bach obook,or send us a tweet. garrett and allegheny county schools are closed today. i'm hoping that it's gone and never comes back. >> the central counties and the eastern part of the state looking pretty good. it probably will remain that way. western counties seeing sleet in
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some spots. >> those to the west may still be having to deal with a little bit of sleet. we have to wait longer for spring. we could be hearing from punxsutawney phil on february second. we will see what he has to say, not that he is that accurate. just giving me sel myself more credibility. we are seeing a little bit of it moving into it. it looks like the northern part of baltimore county. so in fact, there may be some spots that are still slippery this morning. let's not get too relaxed here and understand that there's a chance for some of that weather coming your way this morning. look for improvement later in the day as we clear out. 38 degrees the temperature right now and how it will be throughout the day in baltimore. a little chillier, hagerstown has dropped a degree getting close to the 32 once more. we have seen the temperatures going up and down and that is what i was concerned about. we will continue to watch the temperatures and see if sleet moves into your area as we speak
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about the weather. right now candace dold is here with the traffic edge. candace. >> reporter: thank you, steve. we do have an incident in baltimore that you need to know about this morning. there's a gas main leak that completely shuts downhill ton dn street. if you are traveling through the area, use dukeland street as the better option for the alternate route this morning. as far as the jfx, it's in the green there. we do want to check in on 95, at 395 approaching the downtown region. check this out, a friday morning and those cars are moving along. so we are loving this ride. southbound 95 and the entire stretch from the fort mchenry tunnel toward beltway, pretty normal, 8 minutes at 55 miles per hour. the same deal traveling at 895 this morning the harbor tunnel at 895, looking at a 5 minute clip, at 54 miles per hour. it's a bit slow on the top end of the beltway, but not too many
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complaints, 13 minutes now at 45 miles per hour. that's a look at the morning travels, megan, back over to you. candace, thank you. 8:04 on fox 45 morning news. a winter blast turns out to be a winter fizzle so far this morning. but there's still icy spots across our region you will want to keep an eye out for this morning. joel d smith is at carroll county and he is checking on things this morning. joel, not too bad. >> reporter: not too bad. we have light rain, we will officially call it drizzle. just a cold drizzle. it doesn't look like it's affecting anything. we will not call it freezing rain. it's not doing that, when it's hitting the vehicles right now. when it's rainy out, a little bit cold it could affect the roads. take a look, these folks don't have too much trouble getting to work it seems if they give themselves some extra time as they could given the pretippizatiotiptation in the a.
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didn't need it today. overnight we had dang inner carroll county reports of two vehicles flipped over by ice and another one over an embankment in mount airy. all morning we have been asking your comments. what do you think about the weather? this comment is from damon, i'm glad it missed us, because when i work, no matter how much snow, we have to shovel it. i hear you damon. as for the folks out here, here is what they're thinking? >> i'm gla not glad it missed u, because i have three little kids who love the snow. on the weekends my wife is off. >> i'm happy, they didn't miss another day of school. it would run into the spring. >> reporter: that guy maybe an administrator maybe a teacher, he doesn't want to get the extra time when they have
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too many snow days. on fridays, they seem to have the thursday into friday down pat. people getting ready for the three day weekend, but for other folks having to get to work. maybe you're in to work a little early. for the commute, it shouldn't be too bad even though it's starting to rain here. joel d smith, fox 45 morning news. doctors on board the usns comfort are doing their part to help earthquake cu survivors in haiti. the navy hospital ship which left from baltimore treated its first patients on wednesday. and officials say beds are quickly filling up. all 350 crew members are expected to be on board and working by this weekend. that means the medical staff will be able to treat up to 1,000 patients at a time. but no one really knows how long their work will take. >> our surgio surgion general ts
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to expect took here as long as it takes. >> i have five surgery rooms full. it's picking up at a good clip. >> when the comfort reaches full capacity, it can treat more than 500 patients an hour. baltimore businesses want you to help them help haiti. where you can come out for an interactive community fundraiser, that is coming up later this hour. fox is helping to raise money for haiti. the hope for haiti telethon will air tonight at 8:00 p.m. here on fox 45. all the proceeds will benefit five relief organizations operating in haiti. the push for sweeping healthcare reform could be in store for major changes if it even moves forward at all. democrats are scrambling after democrat cot brown won a special
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election in massachusetts to fill the late ted kennedy senate seat. it gave the republicans the 41st vote it needed to block the healthcare bill. nancy pelosi says one quick solution is off the table. >> i don't think it's possible to pass senate bill in the house. >> pelosi still believes it's important that lawmakers pass some kind of healthcare reform but we form supporters have few options left. they can try to force parts of bill through the senate. others want to pass a smaller version of the health care reform that appeals to moderates. there's a lot more information about healthcare reform on our website. just go to foxbaltimore.com and click on the cure for healthcare link. coming up summertime is slowly getting closer and that means sometime out on the water. the boat that you can enjoy that summer sunshine on.
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there must be something in the water this weekend. steve is back live with from the convention center. the hi, steve how are you? >> hi, megan, how are you.
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>> i'm good. we have been taking a look at the boats you have behind you. >> yes, we have made power boats made in vermont by vermont craftsman. >> i know there's all kinds of boats for all kinds of enthusiasts, tell us what is good for beginners? >> for beginners, you can't get anymore rude men tarry than a roinrorowing boat. we make them with wood materials and he we have we have a kit p. you can make the boat yourself. >> you are offering great deals for folks who want to get into this? >> that's correct, megan. we've got a sailboat and a boat that you can put a little motor on and a sliding seat so that you can use our boats similar to a recreational rowing sail.
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>> it looks like a lot of fun. we will tell everyone how they can come and visit you right now. the baltimore boat show is at the convention center through sunday. it costs $10 for adults to get in and kids ages 15 and younger get in for free as long as they're in with a paying adult. for more information check out our website at foxbaltimore.com/morning. you won't need a boat to handle the amount of rain that is falling in some spots. there's winter weather advisory in areas. while baltimore county has been removed from that carroll county is still in the mix until 1:00 p.m. and so is howard, montgomery county, and frederick county and washington and allegheny county until 6:00 p.m. tonight in the winter weather advisory area where we have seen our share of wintery weather, meaning sleet in that part of the state. when you see the hd radar, the purple indicating where the rain is and where the sleet is, sleet indicated by the purple and the rain and the green. notice what is happening over the last half hour. we're seeing the purple invade
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parts of carroll county now. as i said earlier, there's a chance that we may still see some sleet moving into some the areas that have been spared earlier this morning. that is what is happening in carroll county as well as further points south. temperature wise, we're focused this, because this will have a lot to do with plain rain. 34 in hagerstown. it increased a degree and now it's dropped a degree. the column of air is coming up a little bit. we could see ice in spots. as we look at the northerly flow, that has been keeping the system to the south for the most part, but it's been bringing in colder temperatures and a 10--mile-an-hour wind is going to make it feel chillier, too. let's take a look at the sky watch hd radar. this is what we have found. the rain that has been concentrated where it's actually sleet is beginning to move further points east. you can see it's moving out of hagerstown and further points east and looking at carroll
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county west of 83. don't be overly o optimistic. i want you to take caution out there when you head out this morning. because even though it has not been as pervasive, it could still be a problem. high pressure to the north and low pressure to the south this low strengthening off the coast. that is why we're getting the moisture wrapping around. eventually we dry out as we get into the overnight period tonight and into the saturday when we look a whole lot better with sunshine to come. plain rain anything we see from here on forward, 42 degrees for the high, but the central part of the state, a little tricky because of the 38-degree high temperature earlier this morning will be a number we see again tonight. there could be cooler air in between. for the western part of the state where it's chillier, a better chance of seeing inclement weather with regard to sleet and a little bit of light snow. 35 degrees with partly cloudy skies. plenty of sunshine and a high of 43 degrees. rain moves in overnight sunday
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into monday with 53 degrees for a high on monday. let's say that again, monday is tuesday in the low 50s. i'm going to try one more time. sunday and monday in the low 50s and 4 46 degrees on tuesday. our focus is on today, this morning with the sleet possibly moving in. that what has gotten my attention right now. fox 45 sky watch weather is available at foxbaltimore.com. you can use fox 45 powerful doppler radar to track the incoming storms. go to foxbaltimore.com and click iradar. candace dold is here with the traffic edge. candace? >> reporter: hitting the roadways we do want to show you exactly what it looks like right now traveling on the 95 corridor. 63 miles per hour right near 395. now it does slow down just a little bit at 46 miles per hour, moving through the whitemarsh region. as for the top end of the beltway, right near harford road, well at 66 miles per hour
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there. it definitely does slow down moving through the towson region and heading toward he 83. as far as incidents, we do need to talk about baltimore right now. there's a gas-main leak shutting downhill ton street near liberty heights avenue. it's near the heritage united church of constitutional right there. if you are traveling in the area, use dukeland street as an alternate road. there's a crash on eastbound parkway. those delays are mounting up so use cold spring lane as an alternate. the jfx, no problems to report, a calm ride northbound and southbound lanes all the way into the downtown region. 83 north of the 695, looking a-okay. here it is, a few cars traveling in both directions. that's a look at the morning travels, megan, back over to you. thank you, candace. coming up fox 45 wants to pay for one lucky couple's wedding day. next we will tell you how we plan to capture that moment.
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love is in the air and we want to help you celebrate on us. wedding in a week sponsored by fox 45, wedding wire.com and the baltimore bridal show is back. one lucky englaidge engaged coul get an all-expense paid wedding for free. they morning we will tell you how to capture that moment. photography jb young is joining us. good morning, jb. how are you. >> great. >> you are going to be taking the pictures of the lucky couple
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that gets chosen. >> yes. >>you have many experience. you started taking pictures of your cat. >> a lot of people will ask me, how i got stouterred. started. >> these are pictures of your cat. what is hot in photography? >> a lot of people taking the candid shots, the memorable shots instead of more of posed traditional shots. >> i like those action photos. i think they look great. >> yes. that is a picture i shot from half across the room. it's the bride and groom's first dance. it's the memories that you want to capture from your wedding. >> is there anything you are offering about this event. what are you excited about be a part of this contest. >> and i will be taking the pictures, of course. i will have an assistant helping me. it's always good to have a second shooter so you can get pictures from different angles.
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you want to capture all of the moments from your wedding. >> how many pictures do you actually take at one wedding? >> i average about 100 pictures an hour. >> wow. >> so if it's a traditional 8 hour wedding, there will be around 800, 900, or 1,000 pictures. >> you will be with the contestants from the moment they are getting ready until the end of the ceremony. >> the venue where it's at, the ball room. i met with the event planner there, and took a couple of shots and it's a beautiful venue. >> i know that on your website, for folks who don't win our contest, you have tips to help them as they go about starting this process. >> yes, wedding photography, there's -- being in business, i'm passionate about it. you know, i want to get great pictures for the bride and everything. and being in business, i kind of heard the other side of the story, you know, brides need this point in the pictures and not being very happy at the end. >> right.
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>> so what i did is i wrote some tips. >> you will put those tips at our website, too. we will let them check our website to find out. jb, hopefully next time we see you will be with the lucky bride and groom. >> thank you. >> to enter tell us in 100 words or less why you think you should win. send your entry to wedding in a week 2000 west 41st street in baltimore, 21211. or you can log on to foxbaltimore.com. to enter you can read the official rules there. you need to include a photo with your entry. you can get ideas for your special day at the baltimore bridal show. it's february 6th and 7th at the baltimore convention center. coming up baltimore businesses want you to help them help haiti. where you can come out for an interactive community fundraiser next. i'm the tooth fairy. >> hitting threaters this weekend and coming up the rock tells us all about his new
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there will be raffles discounts and free candy. crystal brown from sugar rush candy boutique is joining us this morning. >> good morning, thank you. >> i think so many people are watching what is happening in haiti and they really want to help. you want offer a way to help. >> we are asking people to come down and donate and do something
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fun. we will be giving away candy. we will be raffling candy and we have artwork that the businesses have donated to be able to give away. >> these basks are some the candy. >> some the things that will be raffled off. we have the t shirts. candy for haiti is what the event is called. >> you guys at the sugar rush boutique are helping. but there's a lot of businesses that are helping? >> we have mmg, there's i'm sorry, silver moon cafe. there's family archery, there's chesapeake urology, has been donated and there's several barber shops. >> a lot of community. how did you come up with this idea. you realized you want to do something? >> we want toed do something and something that is -- and wanted to offer something that is our
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craft. they will be giving away a free class for somebody to be able to take away. >> and what is this? >> this is a well a piece of artwork from a well known artist. >> everything will be going to the red cross. >> crystal, thank you so much. we want to let you know, if you want more information about all of this, go to
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and hoping to get off of work and off of school. we want to foe what th weather n your neighborhood. you can post your comments at our facebook page or you can send us a tweet at fox baltimore. a few school systems are going to get a long weekend still. allegheny and garrett county schools are closed today. definitely weather issues toward that area. we will check with meteorologist steve fertig and see what the rest of our region is seeing this weekend. we have a lot of fancy tools. i went outside and put my handout. there's a little bit of sleet here. we dodged it earlier. if you didn't head out earlier, you will hit a little bit of slippery conditions. baltimore county has been removed from the winter advisory area, but carroll county is in the winter weather advisory, as
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the case for howard, and montgomery county and points west toward washington county and allegheny county. those closer or further toward the east like carroll county and frederick county, howard and montgomery until 1:00 this afternoon. you see the purple area infiltrating, it looks like carroll county in spots. that is beginning to push in cooler temperatures. it could make for slippery roadways and more rain for baltimore county even though it's been on the light side. it could be a bit slippery and you don't want to encounter the slippery areas with too much confidence. just be cautious because there could be icier conditions in isolated conditions. temperatures have been hovering around the mid-30s, that has been? some spots closer to 32 degrees, that's why we have concerns about slippery roadways. the further east you go, the better with regard to plain rain. 38 should do it for the high today. right now candace dold has the traffic edge.
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candace? >> reporter: well, as steve mentioned, of course you want to use extra caution especially if you find that sleet is falling in your area. as far as incidents, we don't have any to report because of the weather. that is at least some good news for you. if you are heading out on the beltway, take a look at this. it's a friday morning and it is in the clear there just the cars that you will have to deal with, inner loop stretch and the outer loop lanes as well. now the entire area from 95 down toward 83, we are starting to see a little bit of a slow go in patches. a 2-minute-delay, 14 minutes for the actual time and 44 miles per hour for the average speed. now, farther down, from 795 down toward 95, take a look at this and save or the moment. southbound 95, right now traveling through the city from the fort mchenry tunnel through the beltway right now an 8--minute trip, 55 miles per hour. that's a look at the morning travels, megan, back over to
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you. a look at our top stories. an anne arundel county police lelieutenant accused sex tenge. james allegedly exchanged sexually explicit pictures and messages with a 16-year-old girl using his cell phone. investigators discovered the messages after being contacted by the girl's parents who became suspicious had a she was having sex with him. he has been su suspended without pay. he has a detention hearing scheduled for later today roz i'm joel d smith, the commuters are happy they dodged another one. this time a friday storm that didn't happen. looking at the roads it's like another trip to work on a friday. a little slick overnight. we heard of a couple of crashes due to ice. one car over an embankment and another one in mount airy that flipped over. folks after cleaning off their vehicles are getting to without
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any trouble. deep in mind, that could change, stay safe. the commission has a meeting scheduled later today. the group will discuss legislative changes surrounding a potential slots pa par parlor location. they have submitted a proposal to put machines there but it was rejected after they failed to pay the required licensing fees. thso far, just three of the 5 st licenses have been awarded throughout the state. i'm the tooth fairy. >> he is a big macho man who is a former wrestling star, but now dwayne johnson is starting at "the tooth fairy" opening this weekend. 20th century fox is making dwayne johnson available to talk with us this morning. >> good morning. >> how are you? >> i'm great. i love this movie because there's a chain of events that
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leads to it. >> i'm a professional hockey player who has the ability of knocking out teeth on the ice. i call myself the tooth fairy, but i also kill the dreams of children. when they ask me, i would like to be a professional athlete like you. i say something along the line, you should lower your expectations, that way you will never be disappointed. with that absurd advice, i'm punished by julie andrews, who of course, is a wonderful fairy god mother in fairy land to serve time as a tooth fairy. i hate every moment. and then i learn the importance >> it's such a lesson. this is a kid movie. many people know you as the rock, even the kids know you as that person. now you're in a major motion picture and you're wearing these blue pajamas, how in the world
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did this outfit come along? did you decide you would go along with it? >> candace, [ laughter ] many dollars were given to me. it was -- you know, the truth is whether it was in blue, like you said with blue rings, or at one point when i get up in the fairy land for the first time, i'm in a pink too-too with pink wings, you know the truth is when my intention and our intention is to make a comedy and make you laugh and make you feel good and entertain you, then the sky is the limit. then bring on the pink, bring on the blue or whatever it is. >> you're uppor it. you were talking about some dollars and i understand that you hopefully -- let's keep our fingers crossed, you might get a few extra dollars. regis fieldman you have a bet going on. what is the deal with it? >> i just did his show. the bet is my minnesota vikings go into new orleans and beat the
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saints, he is going to do his entire show in a pink too-too. now, if i lose and if my boys lose down in new orleans, then i'm going to have to put on a pink too-too, shoot it, put it on video, send it into the show, and i think, you know, i'm going to be in a compromised position, because i start a cool action movie, a manly, man's movie called "faster." i think i'm going to be on the set of that movie with billy bob thornton and selma hayek in my pink too-too. if they lose, i'm telling you, minnesota is going to go out there and hand it out. >> we hope that we will only see you as the tooth fairy. we will keep our fingers crossed on that one. thank you for joining us this morning. >> thank you very much. good to talk to you? >> the tooth fairy is in threaters
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8:41 on this friday morning. we have been talking about how we have been spared the wintery weather, make, maybe not. we still have a chance of a sleet moving in. we had baltimore county in the winter weather advisory but that has been removed. frederick until 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. for washington county and allegheny county where schools have been closed due to sleet and snow falling there. we take a look at the temperatures around the area, you will see we are at 38 degrees in baltimore. that has helped things remain mostly plain rain here and also 41 degrees in salisbury where it's been warmer. it's just plain rain to the eastern shore. closer to toward hagerstown, where temperatures have been freezing. we have had sleet this morning.
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that is the area that has been most hit by this wintery weather. again, other spared for the time being but a northerly flow bringing in the cool air and making it feel shillier, too -- chillier, too. we will show you where we see the most activity, the purple indicating to the west where we have had more toward the northeast. notice the white starting to appear. guess what that is? you got it. that's a little bit of snow. we may see light snow in that part of the state even moving further points east toward garrett counties this morning. notice the purple coming in and that sleet is moving in. we said that could be changing this morning and back to the south and east plain rain there. here is what we got, high pressure to the north bringing in the qi quiet air, while the moisture is trying to move from the south. the one system feeds the other and we get the chance of the sleet this morning with a little
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bit of light snow possible further west we go. it all moves in here, and expect prettier day tomorrow with sunshine but still chilly even though we climb a few degrees then. here is what we're expecting for the high temperature in the eastern shore, 32 degrees, that will keep it plain rain no matter what happens there. further points north we might get a little bit of sleet. if you didn't head in to work earlier, you might have made a mistake because we might get slippery roads still. back west where it's chillier, we see better chances for snow continuing and a little bit of sleet continuing this morning. 29 degrees for tonight. it does improve as the low proves off of the coast and partly cloudy skies overnight. after the 30 today, we get rid of the wi wintery mix, 43 degres for tomorrow's high, drying out and showing more sunshine. 51 for sunday, 52 for monday with a inovernight sunday into monday. and 46 tuesday and 42 for
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wednesday and thursday with a mix of sun and clouds. we want to he remin remind you x 45 weather is available at your finger tips. interactive tools will let you see when rain or snow will be over your house. go to foxbaltimore.com and click on iradar. now candace dold is back with a look at the traffic edge, candace. >> reporter: thank you, steve. we're wrapping up this friday morning commute and loving those numbers out there on the roadways. 60 miles per hour right now traveling on 95 right near 395. 57 and 59 there on the west side of the beltway. so all in all, in excellent shape. we do have a few incidents to talk about, especially in baltimore. there's a gas main leak that completely shuts down, hilton street at liberty high avenue. it's near the heritage church of christ. you might recognize that if you're traveling through that area. use dukeland street as the
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alternate this morning. there's an accident at greenspring avenue and we do have delays on eastern parkway, use cold spring lane as the alternate route there. on the jfx, it's running reasonably well, both the southbound lanes and the northbound stretch toward the beltway. check in on 695, moving through the pikesville region in greenspring avenue, here it is traffic flowing freely in both directions of the that's a look at morning commute. megan, back over to you. thank you, candace. still ahead, you can enjoy a great night out with your family for free. win a family 4-pack to medieval times coming up. through the rubles of pile there's good news coming out of haiti this morning the . a little boy that emerged
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about a week after a powerful earthquake hits haiti, hollywood is teaming up to help the victims. many stars are coming together hoping you will donate to the a worthy cause during a telethon tonight. this morning we're giving you a preview. haiti has hollywood's attention, and many stars are opening their wallets and going to work to give aid to the earthquake victims. >> we are able, to do something like this. what is going out on out there is horrible. some people have a real need and want to do something. this is an opportunity to make a bit of a difference. >> when there's a spotlight on you, it may follow you in places where there's no spotlight. >> reporter: george clooney is convening on the biggest names with his telethon hope for
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haiti tonight. >> this is planned in eight days so it takes a lot of work. we have been non-stop on the clock. we have the talent almost completely lined up and a lot of people answering phones. >> help is olivia wild, used her golden globe red carpet to promote her efforts. >> the dresses you are seeing, are being donated so we can auction them. people can go for artist and peace for justice.com and see what i'm talking about. >> quincy jones is producing a new version of we are the world. and bono and jc and simon cowell on working on songs to raise money. >> it seems that time is of the essence. >> reporter: many celebrities have already donated millions to help address haiti's urgent needs. >> i think it's the responsibility for every american right now.
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i think it's a situation that through the greatest time of empathy, if every american contributed something. >> if you can spare anything, you demo. i think looking at what is happening over there. the idea of what you can spare and not spare, really shifts. >> there are so many people that are teaming up for this. and it's going to be new york, l.a. from haiti coming together. george clooney and white class john on hosting the event. and there are so many singers and it's just awesome to see this. bruce springsteen, jennifer hudson, they're going to be in new york and in l.a., there's alicia keys and taylor twist and there's people in london. just a worldwide effort to come together and help these people. >> it's amazing in times of despair all can come together. >> everyone can watch it here on
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fox tonight. >> it's hope for haiti at 8:00 p.m. here on fox 45. all proceeds about less than f e organizations already operating in haiti. now a much brighter picture that will hopefully bring a smile to your face. the little boy that came out of the rubble, with smiles from look at you.
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morning early birds. unisom. good night. good morning. after more than a week of heartbreaking images from haiti, one picture is lifting spirits around the world. jeanney mose takes a look. >> reporter: we usually go for laughs, but with this story we will settle for a smile, what a smile. >> afterwards we sat there and did that just happen? we had to go back and look at
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our cameras. >> reporter: a kid called kiki. dug out alive after being buried for 7 1/2 days. the crew from nbc shot video of the rescue. when they finally reached the boy, he was scared and wouldn't come out, until rescuers brought a relative in the yellow tank top to coach him. his pants may be lost, but he was found. >> he was like out of the hat. he popped out, arms went up in the air turned and smiled. >> reporter: a tattooed freelanced photograph from new york tattooed the image. >> this is kind of craft, but do you think of things like pulitzer prize winte winner wheu take a picture like that? >> around every corner there's a photograph that needs to be taken. >> reporter: the rescuers from units based in new york
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city and virginia. >> this is unbelievable feeling. >> reporter: they also rescue kiki's older sister. the image mcdermott shot will be used by a a americare to inspire donations. after shooting so much death in haiti. >> was that the biggest smile you saw on the littlest kid? >> it was amazing! >> i'm sorry. lungs are a little messed up. i've been nine days of breathing death and dust. >> reporter: which makes this a breath of fresh air. [ cheering ] jeanney mose cnn, new york. you see all of the horrible things going on there. that picture makes all of the relief effort make it so worth it. >> check out the telethon tonight and donate there. they can definitely use it.
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something else that can bring a smile to your face. meteorologist steve fertig is here with a friend. this is morgan, we have morgan state fans out there. this is morgan who needs a home. he is a 2-year-old and a beagle mix, probably a kye cousin of snoopy. you need to contact the spca. go to our website at foxbaltimore.com/morning and again, he needs a home. so give them a call, please. also if you're in your home and haven't left yet, you will run into some rain out there, light rain, maybe even a little bit of light sleet out there in spots. we have been concerned about that this morning. it has been been as bad as we thought, but still a chance for the western part of the state especially. 43 degrees for tomorrow's high temperature, more sunshine but still chilly. 51 milder for the sunday and 52 on tuesday, excuse me, 52 on monday, but rain over sunday into monday.
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and 42 for both wednesday and thursday. not bad if you're looking for something to do this weekend. you can go and enjoy a night of feasting, fighting and fun for the entire family. immediatelmedieval times sent u. the 10th caller at (410)481-4545 gets a family four pack of tickets to medieval times. for more information on reservations call 888-we joust. >> you said that is how you eat all the time? >> have a great weekend. >> eat with silver ware. >> we will see you monday.
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